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Pitch Black Heist (2011)

TV-MA | | Short, Crime, Drama | April 2012 (USA)
Liam (Liam Cunningham) and Michael (Michael Fassbender) are professional safe crackers who meet on a simple job to relieve an office safe from its contents. The catch is a light activated ... See full summary »

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John Maclean

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John Maclean
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Michael Fassbender ... Michael
Liam Cunningham ... Liam
Alex Macqueen ... Isaac
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Liam (Liam Cunningham) and Michael (Michael Fassbender) are professional safe crackers who meet on a simple job to relieve an office safe from its contents. The catch is a light activated alarm system impelling the men to embark on a pitch black heist Written by Anonymous

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UK

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English

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April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Listeia sta tyfla See more »

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London, England, UK

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DMC Film See more »
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Second (out of three) Maclean project that features Michael Fassbender: "Man on a Motorcycle" (2009), "Pitch Black Heist" (2011), and "Slow West" (2015). See more »

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Intriguing short film with a couple of star turns
25 November 2012 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

A short, black and white drama about a couple of safecrackers assigned their toughest job yet: to crack a safe in a pitch black room. By far the best thing about this production are the two actors present, Liam Cunningham and Michael Fassbender. The two Irish guys have starred together in the past (CENTURION, HUNGER) and they share a natural rapport which comes across nicely, especially in their pub scenes.

Inevitably there's a twist ending, one which I wasn't too keen on to tell you the truth, but otherwise this short film acquits itself well. You wonder how they'll successfully stage a set-piece in total darkness but of course it's all achieved via sound. Maybe not a thing of greatness, but certainly worth a watch for fans of the actors involved.


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